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Proficiency Exam Information
Feb 8th, 2012 by Dincel

Proficiency Exam Information

The week of March 5, 2012, is crucial for high school students in the Clark County School District. It is when high schools will administer the High School Proficiency Exams (HSPE) in mathematics, writing, reading and science.

Students are strongly encouraged to prepare for the exams and attend school on the test days. Juniors and seniors who have already passed the HSPE in math, science, reading and writing, along with all ninth grade students, should check their school’s testing schedule and attendance requirements.

Sophomores, juniors and seniors who still need to pass any portion of the exam – math, reading, (writing – juniors & seniors) or science – are advised to be at school on those test day(s) and ready to go.

CCSD’s HSPE campaign will include posters in schools and a ParentLink telephone message.

Students can prepare for the math portion of the test by utilizing a tutorial at


Tutoring for the March administration of the Nevada High School Proficiency Exam in Mathematics is available at several public libraries January 30 – March 4, 2012. Please download the flyer below for dates, times, and locations.

Math Proficiency Tutoring Flyer

Some high schools offer tutoring on-site after school. Contact your child’s school for more information.


Practice Proficiency Exam
Regional Professional Development Program (RPDP)
Curriculum & Professional Development Division (CPD)
Free Math Help
RPDP – English
RPDP – Science
Nevada Department of Eduacation – HSPE

Expository Prompts for High School Students
Jan 4th, 2012 by Dincel

Expository PromptsAn expository essay is a written explanation of a subject. The goal is to share information with the reader. It may be abstract or concrete in nature.

Writing Assessment Practice Prompts and Scoring Guide

  1. A Day With the Family*
  2. Change the World*
  3. My Favorite Color*
  4. Rainy Days*
  5. Favorite Activity*
  6. A Special Trip*
  7. My Best Friend*
  8. Most Valuable Lesson*
  9. My Future Career*
  10. Personalities
  11. Learning
  12. The New Student
  13. Favorite Music
  14. Important to Me
  15. The New Stamp
  16. The Animal
  17. My Favorite Season
  18. Will You Vote?
  19. Emotions
  20. Fears
  21. Aspect of School
  22. Moment in History
  23. Disappointment
  24. Someone I Care About
  25. Inventions
  26. Graffiti
  27. School Teams
  28. Role Model
  29. Dear School Board
  30. The New Middle School
  31. Memorable Class
  32. Changing Places
Discovering Language Arts: Grades 09-12: Reading
Sep 20th, 2011 by Dincel

This comprehensive video collection uses high-quality documentary footage to examine high school level writing, reading, grammar, listening & speaking skills, and media literacy skills.
These segments fine-tune reading comprehension skills by focusing on reading strategies, context clues, word origins, and author’s purpose. Analyze classic fiction and nonfiction texts to understand their underlying social and political purposes.

Grades 09-12 Writing Process
Sep 20th, 2011 by Dincel

This comprehensive video collection uses high-quality documentary footage to examine high-school-level writing, reading, grammar, listening and speaking skills, and media literacy skills.
Improve your writing by learning to organize, edit, revise, and publish. Through real-world scenarios, learn how to write for different purposes and different audiences.

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